A Lenten Collect for the Willingness to Empty Ourselves

Spirit of Christ, the presence of the Most High within us, grant us the willingness to give up whatever earthly and social goods you might ask of us, that nothing would get in the way of receiving you and doing the work that you have prepared for us, through Jesus Christ our example, who took the form of a slave and was exalted to the right hand of the Father with you. Amen.

‘Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who … emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.’ – Phil. 2:5,7